Free Press Journal
  • Sadanand Gowda

    SC quashes order rejecting sanction to Gowda’s building

    New Delhi: In a relief to Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda, the Supreme Court today set aside a Karnataka High Court order quashing sanction granted to him and a BJP MLA to construct a five-storey building in Bengaluru. “Insofar as the present case is concerned, in spite of the clout that Sadananda Gowda may have wielded in Karnataka, his actions relating to the construction of the building on his plot of land do

  • Mumbai metro fares hiked by Rs 5, effective from Dec 1

    Mumbai: Mumbai Metro One (MMOPL), which is operating the Versona-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor, today said it will increase the fares by Rs 5 from December 1. “MMOPL has announced moderate increase in fare for the corridor while still keeping the fares significantly below the recommendations of the Fare Fixation Committee (FFC). The new fare structure will be effective from December 1,” the company said in a statement here.

  • Gold down

    Govt gets Rs 246 cr from gold bonds,tweaks monetisation scheme

    New Delhi: Government today said Gold Bond scheme got overwhelming response from retail investors with 63,000 applications amounting to Rs 246 crore, while the gold monetisation scheme, which has so far witnessed a “slow response”, has been tweaked. On gold bond scheme, a Finance Ministry statement said: “This scheme saw an overwhelming response from the investors throughout the country and initial figures show that about 63,000 applications were received for a total of

  • Nestle

    Nestle says not aware of test on pasta items;reiterates safety

    New Delhi: Facing a fresh controversy, Nestle India today said its products are safe for consumption and it was not aware of any test done on pasta brands by a Uttar Pradesh-run lab, which has allegedly found lead contents beyond permissible limits. “We are not aware of any analysis reports for Pazzta supposedly picked up from Sriji Traders,” said a Nestle India Spokesperson.

  • Sergei Lavrov

    Turkey ‘crossed the line’ with plane downing: Lavrov

    Moscow: Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today said that Ankara has crossed the line by shooting down a Russian warplane this week and warned the incident could severely undermine Turkey’s interests. “We believe that the Turkish leadership has crossed the line of what is acceptable,” Lavrov said at the start of talks with Syrian counterpart Walid Muallem in Moscow.

  • Rising lake levels in China threaten migratory birds

    Beijing: Migratory birds in China’s largest freshwater lake are facing starvation as water levels continue rising due to rare winter flooding. Continuous winter storms have caused a sudden swelling of Poyang lake, located in east Jiangxi Province, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • ISI agent arrested in UP

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) today claimed to have arrested an ISI agent from Meerut Cantt area with sensitive documents related to Indian Army. Mohammand Eizaz alias Mohammad Kalam, a resident of Taramadi Chowk, Irfanabad, Islamabad, Pakistan, was arrested by STF team from Meerut Cantt area when he was on his way to Delhi, IG, STF, Sujeet Pandey told reporters here.

  • Indian-American man offloaded in Pakistan after bomb scare

    Islamabad” An Indian-American man was offloaded from a Qatar Airways plane at Islamabad airport today after he allegedly raised a false bomb scare, authorities said. The flight, that was on its way to Washington via Doha, landed at Islamabad airport after Ajit Vijay Joshi claimed there was a bomb on the aircraft which proved to be false. An airport official said that Joshi was offloaded at the Benazir International Airport around 3:00 am

  • Ahmet Davutoglu

    Turkey seeks to calm tensions with Russia over jet

    London: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu today sought to ease tensions with Moscow over the downing of a Russian warplane over Syria, and said the world must unite to defeat the Islamic State group. Russia ordered sweeping retaliatory measures after Turkish fighter jets shot down the warplane on Tuesday, threatening ties between two rival players in the Syrian war and raising fears of a wider international conflict.

  • New scheme for setting up industry in backward areas: Khattar

    Kaithal: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said a new scheme is being prepared under which land will be purchased at a rate fixed by district administration in consultation with villagers for setting up industrial projects in backward areas. “A new scheme is being prepared by HSIIDC under which land will be purchased by the Corporation in villages at the rates fixed by district administration in consultation with villagers so that maximum

  • Sishu Aloy coming up at correctional homes

    Domjur (WB): The state Women and Child Development and Social Welfare department would soon open Sishu Aloy at correctional homes in the state to help children of convicts who are growing there. To start with the plan, the department would soon introduce a Sishu Aloy, an initiative to promote Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE), at the Alipore Central Correctional Home in the city, Women and Child Development and Social Welfare Minister of State

  • GST Taxes

    GST likely to cause huge revenue loss for Tamil Nadu: AIADMK

    New Delhi: Amid government efforts to build consensus over GST Bill, AIADMK today stuck to its opposition to the reform measure, insisting that the law would cause huge revenue loss for Tamil Nadu. Participating in the discussion on Committment to the Constitution, AIADMK member K Gopal also raised concerned about the Centre-State relations.

  • Andhra MP Mitun Reddy booked for ‘slapping’ Air India official

    Tirupati/ New Delhi: YSR Congress MP Mithun Reddy was booked on Friday for allegedly slapping an Air India official at the Tirupati Airport after the latter refused to accept the MP and his relatives on the flight for which boarding had been closed. Reddy, however, denied the charge and has instead accused the Air India official of misbehaving with him.

  • France honors attack victims in city subdued by mourning

    Paris: Intoning the names of 130 dead, a subdued France paid homage today to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning. Windows were draped with French flags in an uncharacteristic display of patriotism, but the locked-down courtyard ceremony at the Invalides national monument lacked the defiance of January, when a million people poured through the streets to honor those killed by Islamic extremist gunmen.

  • China combines India, Pak military commands in sweeping reform

    Beijing: China has for the first time integrated PLA area commands overseeing India and Pakistan as part of sweeping reforms under which the world’s largest army is to junk its Soviet-era model for a US-style joint command system to fortify the ruling Communist Party’s control. Under the new reforms announced by President Xi Jinping, who has shaken up the 1.2 million strong People’s Liberation Army (PLA) with a massive anti-corruption drive, redrew the

  • BCCI

    No decision taken on India-Pakistan cricket series: Government

    Valletta (Malta): India today said no decision has been taken on holding of a cricket series with Pakistan, days after BCCI sought government’s clearance on resuming cricketing ties with the neighbouring country. “No decision has been taken on the India-Pakistan cricket series,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said here.

  • IS claims gun attack on minority Shia mosque in Bangladesh

    Dhaka: Islamic State militants today claimed responsibility for the attack on a Shia mosque in Bangladesh when gunmen fired indiscriminately at worshippers killing one person and injuring three others, the second attack on the minority community amid a series of incidents linked to the dreaded terror group.

  • HI supremo Batra blasts BCCI for Indo-Pak cricket revival

    New Delhi: Hockey India chief Narinder Batra today blasted the BCCI for deciding to resume cricketing ties with Pakistan at a time when soldiers are dying in the line of duty. The BCCI is awaiting the government nod to play Pakistan in Sri Lanka, a complete change of stance from the world’s richest cricket board months after its secretary Anurag Thakur had ruled out revival of cricketing ties with arch-rivals until cross-border terrorism

  • Virat Kohli credits Ashwin’s consistency for Test series win

    Nagpur: Test captain Virat Kohli described Ravichandran Ashwin as a ‘champion bowler’ and said that the off-spinner’s consistency is one of the prime reasons behind India’s back-to-back series wins.